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post #16 of 96 (permalink) Old 09-27-2009, 02:51 AM
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That is coming along. I look forward to seeing it a little more grown in. Why don't you like the flying fox? I have never had one but they seem so cute.
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post #17 of 96 (permalink) Old 09-27-2009, 03:15 AM Thread Starter
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yeah, it's coming along. That's a month's growth. I'm afraid the light levels are too low but the rotala behind the big rock cropping is growing sideways so I'm thinking that's good enough.

As for the flying fox, don't get them. They are a terror. You can't have more than one in a tank. The dominant one will harass the weaker one and will attack almost any fish in its territory. It plays nice with the botia though, not sure why.

Even though it's cute, it hides most of the time.

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post #18 of 96 (permalink) Old 09-27-2009, 02:10 PM
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GREAT looking scape!
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Very nice, the low angle rocks look very natural!
This will be another nice tank to follow along as it matures.
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post #20 of 96 (permalink) Old 09-27-2009, 09:29 PM
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Those rocks are amazing. Did you collect them locally, too?

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I got lucky with the rocks. I visited a few local landscaping rock shops and found these rocks.

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That tank is going to look really good once it fills in. The rock formation looks like a mountain range.
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post #23 of 96 (permalink) Old 10-24-2009, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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update on this tank.
I've added fish.
Stock List:
7 danio sp. Burma/TW02 (1 got his eyeball sucked out, gruesome but alive)
6 r. hengeli
6 DANIO Species "Northern Glowlight"
3 d. choperae
6 Puntius shalynius (not sure what it is really. Maybe I have all females)
5 botia histrionica
1 flying fox
2 rubber lip pleco
1 cherry barb
1 rummy nose tetra

They're not colorful fish by any mean but most are schoolers and stay together.




this is where all of the bigger fish spend the day. They come out when the lights are off. And they are not friendly to the hair grass if you can see.

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Awesome!!!!
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post #25 of 96 (permalink) Old 10-25-2009, 04:15 AM
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I love everything about it except the two cords in the middle. It takes away from the wicked hardscape. Just an opinion. Feel free to ignore me, mistergreen.

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I love everything about it except the two cords in the middle. It takes away from the wicked hardscape. Just an opinion. Feel free to ignore me, mistergreen.
oh I agree... when this has grown in the way I want it, I'll remove all the junk and take a picture of it. But in the meanwhile, they're there for the sake of function.

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really peaceful layout! it's flow is great. but i agree with sewingalot! and the heater! but all in all sick tank
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That's looking great--what a cool fish picture.

I can't remember is that Echinodorus quadricostatus? It looks like it. I have some of that and it is my new favorite low-tech plant.
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Function over form is the most important when it comes to fish health. Just had to rib you a bit.

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this scape is rediculously awesome!

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